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sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- After dominating their competition all season long, the Malden Green Wave finally met its match Saturday in the Class 2 semifinals against the three-time defending state champion Lamar...
Making history: Central football team advances to first ever state championship game (11/23/14)
The Tigers defeated St. Charles West 42-21 on Friday night and will play for the Class 4 state title next Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Eagle Ridge boys basketball team suffers first loss (11/23/14)
Josh King scored 21 points but it was not enough to prevent the Eagle Ridge boys basketball team from sustaining its first loss of the season Friday night in St. Louis. Host Cross Point Christian prevailed 66-57. Lane Henson added 13 points for Eagle Ridge, which fell to 5-1...
GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Sikeston loaded with speed, depth (11/22/14)
SIKESTON -- Entering his fifth year as Sikeston girls basketball coach, Matt Schonhoff has yet to have a team like he has now. His roster is loaded with speed and its parts can be equally substituted. It's the results of his younger players from a season ago growing up...
Trip to 'The Dome' a reward for years of work for Central football players (11/22/14)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Forty-four Central football players walked into the locker room at halftime Friday night with only one thing on their minds. "The Dome," Central senior defensive lineman DeAndre Banks said. "That was the only thing in our heads. Make history, get to The Dome. Win, win."
GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Despite losing four seniors, expectations high at Dexter (11/22/14)
DEXTER -- Losing four 1,000 point scorers to graduation may bring worry to some coaches. Not Chad Allen Dexter's head coach is just a season removed from guiding his Lady Bearcats to their first ever trip to the state championship game and feels confident his returning bunch can pick up where they left off last season...
GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Chaffee looks to build on last season with the return of all five starters (11/22/14)
CHAFFEE -- Returning all five starters, the Chaffee Red Devils will look to build on last year's 13-12 record that included a trip to the Class 2, District 3 championship game. "We have had a great start so far," Lady Devils' head coach Darrin Pruitt said. "It's early in the season to tell how things will work out but if the first few weeks are an indicator we will be ready to embrace any challenge. "...
GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Charleston seeking first district title since 2004 (11/22/14)
CHARLESTON -- It's been four years since their last trip to the district title game, but the expectations remain the same as ever for the Charleston Lady Bluejays. After seeing their share of growing pains in recent seasons they bring back almost their entire core following a disappointing loss in the opening round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament...
GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: East Prairie to rely on youth, quick learning (11/22/14)
EAST PRAIRIE -- With the loss of four seniors to graduation the East Prairie Lady Eagles find themselves in a similar situation to what they faced four years ago when the recently departed class came in as freshman. They'll need to rely on youth and hopefully a quick learning curve as they adjust to the loss of almost their entire offense from last season...
SCAA all-conference volleyball awards released (11/22/14)
The 2014 SCAA all-conference volleyball awards have been released. Dexter senior middle hitter Jessica Lindsey was selected as the SCAA Player of the Year. Lindsey had a team-high 138 digs, team-high 72 blocks and team-high 297 kills in the 2014 season...
GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: B.J. Stone takes over the reigns at NMCC (11/22/14)
NEW MADRID -- After spending the last seven years as New Madrid County Central's boys basketball assistant, B.J. Stone takes over the Lady Eagles program in his first head coaching position. "I'm very excited to get the opportunity to coach the girls. ...
GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Scott County Central looking to rebuild after losing starting core (11/22/14)
SIKESTON -- Coming off back-to-back district championships the Scott County Central Bravettes are entering what will likely be a rebuilding effort after losing almost all of last year's core. Gone are first-team, all-state selection Mikaela Blissett, a four-year starter, along with fellow starters Derien Ditto, Abby Ross and Johniqua Fort...
Jordan Penn named Kennett High School girls basketball head coach (11/21/14)
Jordan Penn has been named head coach of the Kennett High School girls basketball team, according to Kennett School District Assistant Superintendent and Athletic Administrator Brandon Jones.
Traditional volleyball powerhouse Mineral Area lands two Dexter talents on same day (11/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Mineral Area College coach Tim Copeland likes recruiting in the south and believes he found a perfect fit for his program Thursday afternoon when Dexter seniors Shyann Jines and Jessica Lindsey signed to play college volleyball at the two-year school...
Power and speed: Owens leading the way for Central football team (11/21/14)
The combination of speed and power has turned Braion Owens into the Central Tigers' all-purpose running back this season.
Sikeston junior high basketball splits with Dexter (11/21/14)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston eighth grade boys basketball team started its season off on the right track with a 48-38 win over Dexter at the Dexter Middle School on Thursday. The Bulldogs used a big second quarter run to defeat the previously undefeated Dexter squad...
Confidence prevails at Bootheel Conference Tournament (11/21/14)
At the 2014 Girls Junior High Bootheel Conference Tournament in Senath-Hornersville, the hosts earned spots in both seventh and eighth grade tournament finals. The seventh grade earned a championship trophy after a hard-fought battle, while the eighth grade were overpowered by the number four seed.
Central, St. Charles West football teams meet again on bigger stage (11/21/14)
The St. Charles West Warriors have won 11 straight games to reach the Class 4 semifinals. Their last loss came on the road on Aug. 29, when the Central Tigers scored 21 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 41-21 win. The two teams will meet again at 7 p.m. ...
Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association announces all-region team (11/20/14)
The Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association released its 2014 All-Region teams Wednesday and several local athletes were selected. The full list is as follows: Class 4 & 5 Offense First team QB -- Dante Vandever, Jackson, Sr. RB -- Chris Walsh, Hillsboro, Sr...
Malden can truly embrace underdog role in Class 2 semifinal against Lamar (11/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- As they prepare for the biggest game of their season Saturday in the Class 2 semifinals, the Malden Green Wave have been put into an unfamiliar role for a team that has routed all challengers on the way to a spotless 13-0 record...